DreamWorks animation has announced a new animated horror series, Fright Krewearriving on Hulu and Peacock later this year.
Created by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) and A Million Little Pieces author James Frey, Fright Krew centers on teenagers fighting demons in New Orleans. However, it can be more difficult to develop a friendship.
“An ancient prophecy and a voodoo queen task misfit teenagers with rescuing New Orleans from the greatest demonic threat in nearly two centuries,” reads the official log line. “But honestly? Saving the world might be easier than becoming friends.”
What is involved in Fright Krewe?
Developed by Roth and Frey, Fright Krewe is a 10-episode 2D series. Roth and Frey will serve as executive producers alongside Joana Lewis and Kristine Songco. Shane Acker and Mitchell Smith join the series as co-executive producers. The cast of votes was not announced.
Fright Krewe is DreamWorks’ first animated horror series aimed at older children. DreamWorks is the studio behind several successful animation franchises, including Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon, The Boss Baby and Madagascar.
Well-known in the horror community, Roth has directed some of the scariest, most chilling films of the 21st century. Roth’s feature films include Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno and Knock Knock. Roth currently plays the role of Andrew Finkelstein on the HBO series The Idol.
Frey is best known for his books, A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard, which deal with drugs, alcohol, addiction and rehabilitation. Originally intended as a memoir, many of Frey’s stories turned out to be fabricated, calling into question the validity of the material. Frey also wrote I Am Number Four under the pen name Pittacus Lore. I Am Number Four was adapted into a feature film in 2010.